social sciences

Telework is the optimal solution for extending worklife

René Arvola defended his PhD thesis “Telework as a solution for extending worklife” at TalTech Department of Business Administration. Teleworking has become increasingly popular among people engaged in [...]

Doctoral thesis explained why online journalism contains so many errors

Online journalists are expected to have a multitude of skills but working under time pressure and quantity requirements leaves little opportunity to apply these different skills. Source: [...]

Mental Well-Being of Adolescence Needs Much More Attention

According to the World Health Organization, 800,000 people commit suicide each year. It is estimated that for each suicide, there are likely to have been more than 20 [...]

First ever ERC Starting Grant at Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance and Tallinn University of Technology

Vasilis Kostakis, Senior Researcher at the TTÜ Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance received today the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant. Estonian Research Council has [...]

Verbal Competence Influences Maths Learning in Later Years

Kaja Mädamürk from the Tallinn University School of Natural Sciences and Health defended her thesis that focussed on the relation of maths skills development and the cognitive and [...]

Legislation needs sensitive approach

Marchers at anti-pornography rally. * In the 1970s in the United States, there was a growing awareness of the amount of violence experienced by women at the hands of [...]

Selfies depict values and improve self-understanding

Illustrative photo from Selfies have become a part of our everyday life and culture. Even if you do not take or post selfies yourself, you most likely have [...]

Landscapes tell forgotten stories

Throughout the 20th century, many European states imagined, adopted and implemented large scale development and agricultural schemes to modernise their countrysides, parliamentary as well as fascist regimes, socialist [...]

European youth need support to start working life successfully

This is how one young person (25-years-old Marcin Walkowiak from Poland) described starting independent life. Source: Jevgeni was 15-years-old when he had to drop out of school due [...]

Biosemiotics Provides New Approaches to Analyzing Society

Biosemiotics and the analysis of biopower have not yet been explicitly brought together. Recently two researchers from the University of Tartu, Ott Puumeister and Andreas Ventsel, released an [...]